Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winding Down & Wrapping Up

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The summer is winding down and wrapping up and school is just around the corner - this week for some, next week for some, after Labor Day for the preschool set. My home at this time of year is generally very far from organized, but I'm trying to do better this year. I love the website Organized Home (and pin lots of ideas that occasionally come to reality), and I think their "Back To School" suggestions are some of the best. Check it out HERE.

Local professional organizers, Simplicity, have been a lifesaver for me, my family, and my home over the last year. Their tips, tricks and strategies are awesome, and you don't have to be super-mom to make it happen. Their blog always has great ideas for becoming, and staying, organized. As school approaches, I love THIS blog post about preparation..."always be prepared"!!

We can handle this "back-to-school" thing y'all!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 18
  • The South County library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Don't miss Kids Fun Day at Dish it Out locations. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Spa Science. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Tuesday, August 19
  • The Steele Creek library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is the final of the season, and it's The Nut JobMore info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts My Pet Book this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Carolina Place at 11am. More info..., and Birkdale at 11am. More info...
  • Pack a picnic and head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Greg Lilley perform. More info... 
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Calvin EdwardsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Wednesday, August 20
  • Uh Oh! continues at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's. Shows through August 23rd. More info...
  • The Cornelius library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Color Mixing Science with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from John Alexander and Lovell BradforMore info...
  • Also at Pocket Park, enjoy Library in the Park: I Can Use My Mobile DeviceMore info...
  • Mellow Mushroom locations are celebrating the pizza giant's 40th birthday with Way Back Wednesday...prices from their original 1974 menu. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: The Mixed Up Chameleon today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Hogwarts Potions. Please register. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from A Sign of the TimesMore info..


Thursday, August 21
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see part of a CPCC Art ShowMore info...
  • Tonight is Cotswold Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-a at Cotswold. 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Beatties Ford library hosts Magic Treehouse Bookclub this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Moreland & Arbuckle More info...


Friday, August 22
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Mark HoffmanMore info...
  • Don't miss the LEGO Picnic this afternoon at 1pm at the Mountain Island library. Space is limited...please register. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Head to Promenade on Providence to hear Borderlyne Band this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park continues tonight with a screening of FrozenMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Saturday, August 23
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Build a Better Panini at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Learning Letters at 10:45am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Hometown Hero Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Carolina Place at 11am. More info..., and Birkdale at 11am, too. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Silly Face Magnetic Note HolderMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Leapin' Lizards today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun at Discovery Place today during Alien Worlds: A Space TourMore info...
  • The Fresh Beat Band plays this afternoon at 3pm at Carowinds. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam returns at the US National Whitewater Center with music from a QCB favorite, Blue DogsMore info...
  • Head to the Kannapolis Branch Library for Stories Under the Stars this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Promenade on Providence is the place to be to hear StellaRising this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Kenton Place is the place to be this evening for a screening of Grown Ups 2More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Sunday, August 24
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum this afternoon for Under the Shade Tree. 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Learning Letters this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Monday, August 25 
  • Back to School for CMS!! More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for Family Movie Night: Monsters UniversityMore info...
  • "Back to School" wipe you out? Skip cooking and check out our Kids Eat Free list for deals every night of the week!
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
September 7: Crush Kids Cancer Event More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer's Winding Down...

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My oldest goes back to school a week from Tuesday! How is it that the summer is winding down already? Hope you enjoy your last week (or two, or three of four) of summer. Plenty of time for some great times together with events in the Queen City this week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 11
  • Head to the University City library this morning at 10am for a Library Resources Scavenger HuntMore info...
  • The Beatties Ford Road hosts NASA Space Camp today at 10am. Please register as space is limited. More info...
  • Don't miss a screening of A Bug's Life this afternoon at 2pm at the Plaza Midwood library. More info...

Tuesday, August 12
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is The LEGO MovieMore info...
  • Pack a picnic and head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to watch a commercial filming for the 48 Hour Film ProjectMore info... 
  • Elementary ages are invited to Imaginon this afternoon for Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games. 3-5pm. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Mark Stallings. More info...


Wednesday, August 13
  • Uh Oh! opens the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's season. Shows today through August 23rd. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Kitchen Science with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from Ron Brendle and Troy CahnMore info...
  • Head to A.C. Moore for their final Summer Fun Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Today you can Decorate Foam Visors.  More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Wilderness Primitive Skills: Cooking Over a Fire this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The Fantastic ShakersMore info..
  • All ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this evening at 6pm for a Digital Petting Zoo. Please register. More info...


Thursday, August 14
  • Don't miss the Playcation Day Camp: Home Sweet Home this morning at Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Family Storytime is the morning at 10:30am at Imaginon. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Hogwarts Potions: Dragon Keepers. Please register. More info...
  • Tonight is Action Hero Night at Chick-Fil-a at Cotswold. 6-8pm. More info...
  • Head to Veteran's Park in Kannapolis to see a performance by the Tim Clark Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with The Get Right Band More info...


Friday, August 15
  • Don't miss Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am at the West Boulevard library. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from Matt StratfordMore info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Kent SteelMore info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Hogwarts Potions: Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids invited kindergartners and their families to Countdown to Kindergarten this afternoon at 5pm and FREE. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Head to Promenade on Providence to hear The Loafers Band this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Mighty Faith Ministries hosts Family Movie Night this evening at 7:30 with a screening of NoahMore info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park continues tonight with a screening of The LEGO MovieMore info...


Saturday, August 16
  • Head to the Harris YMCA this morning for a FREE Dance-A-Thon, 9-11am. More info...
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Apple Snacks at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Harrisburg Art Walk today, 10am-2pm at the Harrisburg Town Center. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Sink or Float? at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Pete the Cat and the New Guy this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place at 11, More info..., and Barnes & Noble - Birkdale at 11. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Blooming Numbers GardenMore info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam returns at the US National Whitewater Center with music from Folk Soul RevivalMore info...
  • Hear the sounds of Carolina Music Machine this evening 6-9pm at Rivergate as part of their Music by the Fountain series. More info...
  • Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation presents the Freedom Summer Series this evening at Freedom Park. More info...
  • Don't miss Old Time Country & Gospel music tonight at 6pm at the McCelvey Center. More info...
  • Promenade on Providence is the place to be to hear Aerial View Band this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to hear Too Much Sylvia and see Fireworks. More info...
  • Cornelius Town Hall is the place to be this evening for a screening of The LEGO MovieMore info...


Sunday, August 17
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Sink or Float? this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Head to Promenade on Providence to hear School of Rock this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Davidson's Concerts on the Green takes place this evening at 6pm featuring music from Fourth Creek BandMore info...

Monday, August 18
  • The South County library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Don't miss Kids Fun Day at Dish it Out locations. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Spa Science. Please register. More info...

Save The Date:
August 23: The Fresh Beat Band More info...
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

CMOMs Sale is Saturday!!!


It's time!!! The Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Sale is coming up on Saturday. Trust me when I say that you DO NOT want to miss this sale. As of Sunday morning at 10am, there are over 40,000 items for sale (and the number will grow). It is organized, clean, lots of volunteers to help you find what you need (and even take the big things to your car). This sale features clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, gear, supplies, books and more. I will post some "sneak peek" pictures on the Facebook Page on Friday, but mark your calendar now! Our Consignment Sale Page has also been updated...check it out!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 4
  • Don' miss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drawing Class this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place for I Believe in Fairies this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Take your lunch to the Davidson library today at noon and enjoy at screening of The Pirate FairyMore info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the Cornelius library at 2pm for Ice Cream Science. Please call to register. More info...


Tuesday, August 5
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Rio 2More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Storytime today at 11am. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 9:30am. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Matt Stratford. More info...
  • The Morrison library hosts Get Set 4 Kindergarten: Gus the Bus for rising kindergartners today at 2pm. Please register as space is limited. More info...
  • Head to the LEGO Store at Concord Mills this afternoon at 5pm for their Monthly Mini Build while supplies last. More info...
  • Don't miss Picnic in the Park this evening, 5-8pm at Anita Stroud Park. More info...
  • Head to the Sugar Creek library for Family Storytime: Bedtime Math this evening at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts a Star Wars Event this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett More info...


Wednesday, August 6
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Butterfly Gardening this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Disney Fairy Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Squirt Gun Science with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to Imaginon for Preteen Scene today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to A.C. Moore for their Summer Fun Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Today is SpirographMore info...
  • Don't miss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Training this afternoon at 2pm at Barnes & Noble Morrison. More info..., also at the Carolina Place location at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this afternoon between 2 and 4pm for their Summer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Social. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from Band of OzMore info..
  • Head to Kenton Place in Cornelius for a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) this evening. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett More info...


Thursday, August 7
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Storytime is this morning at 9:30 at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Family Storytime takes place today at Imaginon at 10:30am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Don't miss the Summer Reading Finale this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library. More info...
  • Rising Kindergartners are invited to the Main Street Children's Museum today, 5-7pm for Countdown to KindergartenMore info... 
  • Don't miss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party this evening at 6:30pm at Barnes & Noble - Birkdale. More info...
  • It's the final Family Game Night tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Cedric Burnside More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket More info...


Friday, August 8

  • Today is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum at 10am. Please register. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Puppet Show this morning at 11:15am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Sabra Callas. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to Imaginon at 2pm for Rookie ScienceMore info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Put the kids in their PJs and head to Barnes & Noble Morrison for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pajama & Pizza Party at 6:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park begins tonight with a screening of Despicable Me 2More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket More info...


Saturday, August 9
  • Enjoy Breakfast with Clifford this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Birkdale. More info...
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Fruits & Veggies: Here and Now at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Get Fit at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts Family Storytime this morning at 11am. Don't miss the fun. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Summer Spinning TopMore info...
  • Don't miss the Bon Odori Japanese Festival today, 11am-4pm at the Wells Fargo Atrium Plaza in Uptown. More info...
  • Museum of York County hosts Flower Power for Bugs: Family Day today 12-2pm. More info...
  • Head to Rivergate for Eye Level Learning's Grand Opening Celebration with special events and activities, 12-6pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with other kids activities. Tonight Make a Party Hat, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Food Truck Family Jam this evening, 5-8pm at Providence United Methodist Church.More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam returns at the US National Whitewater Center with music from The Ballroom ThievesMore info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see a screening of The Nut Job at dusk. More info...
  • Cornelius Town Hall is the place to be this evening for a screening of The LEGO MovieMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket More info...


Sunday, August 10
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Get Fit this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • It's Team Spirit Day at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket More info...

Monday, August 11
  • Head to the University City library this morning at 10am for a Library Resources Scavenger HuntMore info...
  • The Beatties Ford Road hosts NASA Space Camp today at 10am. Please register as space is limited. More info...
  • Don't miss a screening of A Bug's Life this afternoon at 2pm at the Plaza Midwood library. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Charlotte Warehouse Sale


It's time again for Charlotte Warehouse Sale, the Charlotte area's premier sale of NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories at majorly reduced prices. The sale starts Wednesday evening, and thanks to the wonderful folks at CWS, one lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate for this sale. Head over to our Facebook Page and "LIKE" the post from Saturday. A winner will be drawn Tuesday at noon. Happy shopping!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 28
  • Don't miss the Princess & Friends Dress Up Party today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Snakes with Latta Plantation this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Tonight is Monday Movie Night at the Myers Park library at 6pm. Don't miss the screening of The LEGO Movie this evening. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this evening at 6pm for their Star Wars Fan Event. More info...


Tuesday, July 29
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Frozen Storytime this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble - Morrison today at 11am for What Do You Do With an Idea? More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info..., and at Carolina Place at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to  hear Roy Daye perform. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Rodney Shelton. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's Champions Night with Fireworks. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Summer Games Family Night this evening at 7pm. More info...


Wednesday, July 30
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Spiderman this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Today is Smurf Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. The fun begins at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: House for Hermit Crab with special activities today at 10:45am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Marvel Hero Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Birkdale. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Kyle Jason and Noel Friedline perform. More info...
  • Also at Pocket Park today is Library in the Park: I Can Explore the Best Kept Secret in Charlotte. More info...
  • Head to A.C. Moore for their Summer Fun Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Today is Mommy 'n Me: Knit for Kids. More info...
  • Looking for an afternoon camp for the kiddos? Look no further than Atomz Lab and their Hogwarts Potions camp for ages 7 to 11. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from Jim Quick & Coastline. More info...
  • It's Family Game Night tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Thursday, July 31
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • If you missed it on Tuesday, Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Frozen Storytime this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Discovery Place: Learn to Make Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 11 are invited to Atomz Lab for an afternoon camp featuring Wonders of Flight this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Happy Birthday, Harry Potter this afternoon at 2pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • Take advantage of Parents Night Out being offered tonight, 5-9pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with The Dirty Beggars More info...


Friday, August 1

  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Noel Friedline. More info...
  • The US National Whitewater Center's BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Festival kicks off this afternoon at 4pm.
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to downtown Waxhaw for First Friday: Rustic & Refined this evening, 5-8pm. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Don't miss Friday Night Live in downtown Belmont, tonight, 7-10pm featuring the Craig Woolard Band. More info...
  • Tonight is Frozen Friday at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. Don't miss seeing Olaf and Elsa. Please register. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 7pm. More info..., and at Carolina Place. More info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park begins tonight with a screening of American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight. More info...


Saturday, August 2
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 5 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is I Love Zoku at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Friendship at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Marvel Day at Barnes & Noble - Morrison beginning with Superhero Storytime 11am. More info.... It's also Marvel Day at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info..., and Carolina Place. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a You Name It! Door Hanger. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center is not happening tonight because of the BYOB Festival. More info...
  • Don't miss Rivergate's screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 this evening at dusk. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see Darrell Harwood & Gal Friday tonight at 7pm. More info...


Sunday, August 3
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Friendship this afternoon at 1:45. More info...
  • Head to Davidson this evening to hear Beatles tribute band, The Backbeat, as part of the Concerts on the Green series. More info...

Monday, August 4
  • Don' miss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drawing Class this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place for I Believe in Fairies this morning at 11am. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Almost Sale Time...


Consignment Sale Season begins VERY soon. To keep you up to date on all of the sales, the QCB is proud to present the Fall/Winter Consignment Sale List for you. Mark your calendars, Make your list and get ready to shop. Looking to make a little extra cash this fall? Register for one (or more) of these awesome sales. The first one on the list, Charlotte Warehouse Sale, begins on July 30th. This is a women's clothing and accessories sale, and all items are NEW! Check our Facebook Page on Friday for an awesome giveaway, and check the blog next week for more info on this awesome sale!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 21
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week continues all week through Sunday...enjoy! More info...
  • Today is Scooby-Doo Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts a Princess & Friends Dress Up Party this morning at 11am. More info...
  • It's Christmas in July with Elf on the Shelf this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • Don't miss Minecraft Crafts this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Tuesday, July 22
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this morning at 9:30am for Batman Storytime. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Epic. More info...
  • Don't miss Fizz, Boom, Read: Grossology this morning at 10:30am at the Davidson library. Please register. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts How to Train Your Dragon Storytime & Craft this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to  hear Ghost Trees perform. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Ben Davenport. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts For The Birds this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's Global Rallycross Driver Autograph Session and Exhibition. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Summer Games Family Night this evening at 7pm. More info...


Wednesday, July 23
  • Today is Batman Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info..., and at the Carolina Place location at 11am. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the final presentation on August 5 by Cold Blooded Encounters, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Charlotte's Web this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Holy Storytime, Batman! this morning at 11am. More info..., also at the Birkdale location at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Commotion in the Ocean with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Tyrone Jefferson and Noel Freidline perform. More info...
  • Also at Pocket Park today is Library in the Park: I Can Discover a New World of Books. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library presents a screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The Entertainers. More info...
  • This evening it's Batman Day at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. 6-9pm. More info..., and at the Birkdale location at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Kenton Place in Cornelius tonight to see a screening of Despicable Me 2. More info...


Thursday, July 24
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss DC Comics Storytime today at 9:30am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actors Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and see Slam Charlotte's Poetry Slam. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Independence library this afternoon at 3pm for Discovery Place - You Can Build It. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Tauk More info...
  • It's Family Game Night tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Friday, July 25
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts a DC Comics Cartooning Class this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this morning at 11am for Creating with Books. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Bill Averbach duo. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon at 2pm to experience Rookie Science. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • You don't want to miss the fun and team spirit at Panthers Fan Fest this evening. Stadium gates open at 5pm, with a practice session at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see a screening of Big tonight at dusk. More info...


Saturday, July 26
  • Barnes & Noble hosts DC Comics Spectacular Saturday Storytime & Activities at 11am. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 10am, More info...
  • Head to Tweetsie Railroad to see the Frisbee Dogs. Shows daily through Sunday. More info...
  • Don't miss Family Fun Day today at the Simmons YMCA. 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts A Special Spanish Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Make and Shake Noise Maker. More info...
  • Celebrate National Dance Day this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Plaza beginning at 1pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Grand Ole McCelvey: Piedmont Country Blues this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from The London Souls. More info...
  • The Bearden Music Series returns to Romare Bearden Park tonight with their Soul & Beach Music evening beginning at 5:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see a ballet performance by Piedmont Dance Theater tonight at 7pm. More info...


Sunday, July 27
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Ages 4 and 5 are invited to Listen, Look, and Learn in the Garden this afternoon at 3pm at Freedom Park. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes this afternoon at 1:45. More info...

Monday, July 28
  • Don't miss the Princess & Friends Dress Up Party today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Snakes with Latta Plantation this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Tonight is Monday Movie Night at the Myers Park library at 6pm. Don't miss the screening of The LEGO Movie this evening. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this evening at 6pm for their Star Wars Fan Event. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.More info...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Make your reservations...


Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week is coming!! Queen's Feast begins on Friday, but reservations tend to fill up fast, so make them now. Get three courses for $30 at over one hundred restaurants in Charlotte and surrounding areas. This is a great time to try something new...get out of your "bubble" and try a restaurant in another part of town. Enjoy!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 14
  • The Davidson library presents a screening of Jungle Book today at noon. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the West Boulevard library today at 2pm for Book Talk: Sci-Fi. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius Library this afternoon at 2pm for a visit from Professor Whizzpop. More info...
  • Or check out the North County library's You Can Build It! also at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Writing Group is happening this afternoon at 3:30 for ages 8 to 11 at the University City library. More info...
  • Join the fun of the Fizz, Boom, Read Club this evening at 6:30pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
  • Charlotte Eagles vs. Sacramento More info...


Tuesday, July 15
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is We Bought a Zoo. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actor's Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and hear Greg Lilley perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Chad Lawson. More info...
  • Rising Kindergarteners are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 2pm for Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus. More info...
  • Elementary ages can have fun with science at Zap! Boom! Read! this afternoon at 2pm at the Plaza Midwood library.More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's First Responder Night & School Bus Races. More info...


Wednesday, July 16
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the July 29nd presentation by Liz, Holly & The Jolly Lollies, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Beekeeper this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Under the Sea Snack with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Noel Freidline and Ziad Rabie perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • You don't want to miss Library in the Park: I Can Learn About the Carolina Coast today at 11:30am. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Frontline Storytellers this afternoon at 3pm. Space is limited; please register. More info... 
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from From the Top. More info...


Thursday, July 17
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actors Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 3pm for An Owl Adventure. More info...
  • Downtown Concord hosts Union Street Live this evening, 6-9pm with music by The Fantastic Shakers. More info...
  • Debbie Allen's Brothers of the Knight begins tonight at Ovens Auditorium with shows through the weekend. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Stokeswood. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Friday, July 18
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week kicks off today and runs through July 27th...enjoy! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Tommy Keys. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to Historic Rural Hill for their Summer Food Truck Rally this evening, 5:30-9:30pm. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Don't miss Calvary Church's FREE Go Fish Concert for the whole family this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Head to Belmont for Friday Night Live this evening, 7-10pm with music from Coming Up Brass. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Saturday, July 19
  • Lace up your shoes for a Parent & Me Tot Trot this morning at 9:30am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Tweetsie Railroad to see the Frisbee Dogs. Shows daily through the 27th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Clash of the 'Bots today with special activities and events. 10am-7pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Star Wars Storytime & Craft today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Krafty Kidz today at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Creative Ocean Animals at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Sophia the First Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Wiggly Eyed Glitter Fish. More info...
  • Matthews' Stumptown Park is the place to be this evening for a concert with Peace & Love Band. More info...
  • Check out Rivergate Shopping Center's Music By The Fountain this evening with Aerial View. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from T Bird & The Breaks. More info...
  • Don't miss Cornelius' Boat-In this evening at Ramsey Creek Park with a screening of Delivery Man. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to hear music from Carolina Soul Band tonight at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Sunday, July 20
  • Celebrate National Ice Cream Day today with an 80 cent cup or cone. More info...
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Doc McStuffins Storytime this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Creative Ocean Animals this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Family Game Night this evening at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...

Monday, July 21
  • Today is Scooby-Doo Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts a Princess & Friends Dress Up Party this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Don't miss Minecraft Crafts this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week continues. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.More info...